Presently we are in a transitional time, midway between a Saul-type and David-type leadership.
The reign of Saul lacked the reverence for the manifest presence of God’s glory, it is the Davidic generation that will bring back the king of kings.
Saul being soulish in his leadership could not stand in battle, because he did not have the fear of God.
Saul feared the giants, whereas David had the fear of God. Before David transitioned into his reign over Judah he experienced a raid of attack from the Amalekites, who took absolutely everything from his army along with all their wives, children, livestock and possessions.
He lost everything and received the anointing of restoration over everything.
This attack on David came only one step from the throne and that is exactly the attack this generation is currently experiencing.
This is all because a Davidic generation is about to rise up and will reach every tribe, tongue and nation. It was David who restored all the land back to Israel, promised by an oath from God that he would accomplish during David’s reign.
You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us;
you have been angry—now restore us!
You have shaken the land and torn it open;
mend its fractures, for it is quaking.
You have shown your people desperate times;
you have given us wine that makes us stagger.
But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner
to be unfurled against the bow.
Save us and help us with your right hand,
that those you love may be delivered.
God has spoken from his sanctuary:
“In triumph I will parcel out Sheeted
and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim is my helmet,
Judah is my scepter.
Moab is my washbasin,
on Edom I toss my sandal;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
Is it not you, God, you who have now rejected us
and no longer go out with our armies?
Give us aid against the enemy,
for human help is worthless.
With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies.
Psalm chapter 60.
We are in a generation that says there is no need for us to do spiritual warfare prayer, in return how will they conquer the enemy’s evil schemes? An exemplary person on how to be successful in spiritual warfare prayer is David himself in the psalms. David was a conqueror and he never lost a battle during his time of reign.
Psalm chapter 60, verse 1 to verse 3 is narrowed down to Saul’s reign and how it split and was deficient in protection, it also says that they drank from the wine cup of confusion.
The transition into David’s reign is in Psalm chapter 60, verse 4 saying: “You have given a banner for those who fear you that it may be displayed because of truth.”
Behind the banner there is a truth waiting to be revealed.
David lifted four banners as the four faces of God and then proclaimed the names of God Elohim.
May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.
Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!
Psalm chapter 20, verses 1 to 9.
The four names relate to the four banners as we read on, in Psalm chapter 20 David shouted the triumph of God before battle. This is how David operated in spiritual warfare!
David shouted triumph, lifting the banners whilst proclaiming God and his names, and humbly seeking the face of the Lord for guidance. Simply put; banners are used for worship and warfare.
Saul’s reign was disobedient and far from God which brought forth the wine of confusion to Israel. Saul’s soulish leadership was jealous, arrogant, insecure, murderous, destructive, made excuses for his sin, craved popularity and honour from the people, and feared man instead of God.
We, in this generation, need a new hunger of the fear of the Lord and thirst for his presence in order for us to hear from heaven.
If we stay singing songs in church, then we will stay under the Saul type leadership and won’t see or receive breakthrough. However, we will see breakthrough if we become like David in worship and warfare.
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Elizabeth Josic is a Press Services International columnist from the Sunshine Coast.